Europa League - Round of 32 - 1st Leg
Rapid Vienna0Inter Milan1

Rapid Vienna 0-1 Inter Milan in Europa League: Martinez seals narrow win

Lautaro Martinez celebrating scoring for Inter Milan against Rapid Vienna
Lautaro Martinez won - and scored - a penalty to give Inter Milan victory

Lautaro Martinez's first-half penalty secured a narrow first-leg win for Inter Milan at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League last 32.

Substitute Christoph Knasmullner had Rapid's best chance but saw his effort saved by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Inter were without Mauro Icardi, who refused to travel and was stripped of the captaincy amid a contract dispute.

Elsewhere, Diego Lainez scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a 3-3 draw for Real Betis against Rennes.

Betis fell 2-0 behind inside nine minutes thanks to Adrien Hunou's strike and an own goal from former Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia.

Giovani lo Celso pulled a goal back for Betis but former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa restored Rennes' two-goal lead from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage-time.

A header from defender Sidnei reduced the deficit again midway through the second half, before Lainez's late strike secured a dramatic draw in France.

Inter win without Icardi

The build-up to Inter's match in Austria was dominated by an ongoing dispute with striker Icardi, who is their top scorer this season with 15 goals.

The Argentine is under contract until 2021 but the club has been negotiating a new deal with his wife Wanda Nara, who acts as his agent.

With an agreement still to be reached Icardi did not travel with the rest of the squad, with Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti saying the striker "did not want to be there".

Icardi posted a cryptic message on Instagram whilst his team-mates were playing in Austria.

Goalkeeper Handanovic was handed the captain's armband in Icardi's absence and the 34-year-old responded by keeping a clean sheet as Inter comfortably held on for the victory.

Sevilla win in Rome

Wissam Ben Yedder scores for Sevilla against Lazio
Wissam Ben Yedder's 18th goal of the season secured victory for Sevilla

Lorenzo Insigne, Piotr Zielinski, Jose Callejon were on target as Napoli won 3-1 at FC Zurich. Fellow Serie A side Lazio were beaten 1-0 at home by five-time winners Sevilla courtesy of Wissam Ben Yedder's first-half goal.

Haris Seferovic scored the winner as Portuguese side Benfica won 2-1 at Galatasaray. Dynamo Kiev needed an 89th-minute goal from Benjamin Verbic to secure a 2-2 draw at Olympiakos.

Alfonso Pedraza's third-minute strike was enough for Villarreal to win at Sporting Lisbon, who had Marcos Acuna sent off for two yellow cards in the second half.

Club Brugge beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 thanks to an 81st-minute winner from Brazilian forward Wesley.

Shakhtar Donetsk drew 2-2 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt despite having Taras Stepanenko sent off for two yellow cards after just 11 minutes. Shakhtar captain Taison scored a 67th-minute equaliser for the Ukrainian side.

Line-ups

Rapid Vienna

  • 1Strebinger
  • 19PotzmannBooked at 84mins
  • 6SonnleitnerBooked at 14mins
  • 20HofmannBooked at 52mins
  • 5Bolingoli-Mbombo
  • 23ThurnwaldSubstituted forSchobesbergerat 53'minutes
  • 14GrahovacSubstituted forKnasmüllnerat 64'minutes
  • 39Ljubicic
  • 97Ivan
  • 8Schwab
  • 9BerishaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMurgat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Müldür
  • 7Schobesberger
  • 10Murg
  • 15Martic
  • 21Knoflach
  • 24Auer
  • 28Knasmüllner

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 21Cédric SoaresBooked at 81mins
  • 6de Vrij
  • 23Miranda
  • 18Asamoah
  • 8Vecino
  • 20Valero
  • 16PolitanoSubstituted forCandrevaat 78'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 14NainggolanSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 83'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 44Perisic
  • 10MartínezBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 13Ranocchia
  • 27Padelli
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 60Schirò
  • 64Nolan
  • 65Roric
  • 87Candreva
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
23,850

Match Stats

Home TeamRapid ViennaAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, SK Rapid Wien 0, Inter Milan 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, SK Rapid Wien 0, Inter Milan 1.

Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christoph Knasmüllner (SK Rapid Wien).

Attempt saved. Andrei Ivan (SK Rapid Wien) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dejan Ljubicic.

Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrei Ivan (SK Rapid Wien).

Booking

Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan).

Stefan Schwab (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

Andrei Ivan (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Borja Valero (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Candreva.

Booking

Marvin Potzmann (SK Rapid Wien) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marvin Potzmann (SK Rapid Wien).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Radja Nainggolan.

Substitution

Substitution, SK Rapid Wien. Thomas Murg replaces Veton Berisha.

Booking

Cédric Soares (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cédric Soares (Inter Milan).

Andrei Ivan (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Antonio Candreva replaces Matteo Politano.

Foul by Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan).

Stefan Schwab (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Perisic.

Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Schwab (SK Rapid Wien).

Foul by Matías Vecino (Inter Milan).

Christoph Knasmüllner (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, SK Rapid Wien. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Christoph Knasmüllner (SK Rapid Wien) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Veton Berisha.

Substitution

Substitution, SK Rapid Wien. Christoph Knasmüllner replaces Srdjan Grahovac.

Attempt blocked. Philipp Schobesberger (SK Rapid Wien) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrei Ivan.

Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (SK Rapid Wien).

Booking

Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan).

Maximilian Hofmann (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen6411169713
2Zürich631276110
3AEK Larnaca6123612-65
4Ludogorets604257-24

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg66001761118
2Celtic630368-29
3RB Leipzig62139817
4Rosenborg6015414-101

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg632165111
2Slavia Prague631243110
3Bordeaux62136607
4FC Copenhagen612335-25

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Zagreb6420113814
2Fenerbahçe62227708
3Spartak Trnava621347-37
4Anderlecht603327-53

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal65101221016
2Sporting64111331013
3Vorskla Poltava6105413-93
4FK Qarabag6105213-113

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Betis633072512
2Olympiakos6312116510
3AC Milan6312129310
4F91 Dudelange6015316-131

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Villarreal6240125710
2Rapid Vienna631269-310
3Rangers61328806
4Spartak Moscow6123812-45

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Frankfurt66001751218
2Lazio6303911-29
3Apollon Limassol6213101007
4Marseille6015616-101

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KRC Genk6321148611
2Malmö FF62317619
3Besiktas6213911-27
4Sarpsborg 086123813-55

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla64021861212
2FK Krasnodar640288012
3Standard Liege631279-210
4Akhisarspor6015414-101

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6321107311
2Rennes630378-19
3FC Astana62227708
4FK Jablonec612368-25

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea6510123916
2BATE Borisov63039909
3MOL Vidi621357-27
4PAOK Salonika6105512-73
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